Graffiti South Africa focuses on 3 of the areas in South Africa – Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg and their resident graffiti artists. The book is filled with photography of beautiful graffiti. I always find graffiti to be fascinating because I know if I had a spray can I couldn’t do anything but maybe some drips from not knowing how to properly use it. The fact that these artists can use spray paint to paint what could be considered masterpieces is amazing. It was also interesting to read about the changes with graffiti over the years and how many artists (or “writers”) are still doing it. There are also interviews with the writers letting you know a little bit about their style and what got them into graffiti. (Graffiti is a weird word I am realizing, now that I’ve typed it so many times!)
Very interesting read and an even more interesting look at some of this art. So amazing!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the book
In a visual feast, hundreds of vibrant images showcase the work of South Africa’s most influential graffiti artists, which will entertain and inspire graffiti enthusiasts and art fanatics all over the world. Selective interviews with major graffiti personalities reveal their passions and inspirations and cover all aspects of the movement, creating a true representation of its evolution. Initially unknown for its graffiti scene, South Africa has now become a prime destination for many renowned international graffiti writers. From underground tunnels and abandoned buildings to train yards and townships, local writers, each with their own distinct style, spread their work across the nation. Now, for the first time ever, the global spotlight can fall on these talented artists.